Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has denied filing any suit seeking the removal of Atiku Abubakar as the presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2023 Presidential election.
It was widely reported this morning that Wike and another chieftain of the party, Newgent Ekhamor, filed a suit before the Federal High Court in Abuja to among other things nullify the election of Atiku as the Presidential candidate of the PDP in a primary held on May 28 and 29.
Read the initial story here.
The Governor in an interview with Thisday this morning, has now said he never filed any suit, neither does he know the lawyers who filed the suit.
He said if at all he has to file a suit, it would have been done within 14 days after the election as legally required and not two months after.
He said; “I don’t know anything about the so called suit. I did not ask anyone to file any suit for me. I don’t know the lawyers. Am I a kid to be filing a suit at this time. I had 14 days after the primary within which to have filed any suit. I didn’t do that then, is it two months after primary I will file a suit?
Just yesterday they came up with the claim that I ordered my Chief Security Officer to pull down PDP flag in Government House. This is all false, it’s all propaganda. Some people are trying to use me to win the election. Please disregard all these lies”.